159 Participants from 25 countries gathered in Aalborg, Denmark for SCIA 2007.  The Scandinavian countries take turn hosting the conference every second year, the first having been in Sweden in 1980.  The proceedings appeared in Springer lecture notes as volume 4522, and were available at the conference. Claus B. Madsen did a splendid job acting as local chair.

Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll  chaired the program committee. 228 papers were submitted, and 99 accepted as orals or as posters. We took pride in arranging a one track conference, and could not accept more contributions.

The conference was preceded by two tutorials.  A tutorial by Henrik Wann Jensen described the ray tracing and photon mapping algorithms for rendering complex scenes with reflections, indirect illumination, caustics, participating media, and subsurface scattering.  The other tutorial: "Visual Recognition of People, Places, and Things" was given by Jitendra Malik. Jitendra gave a historical account of the development of computer vision. One highlight was his description of the Caltech 101 image database and the attempts to search an image database with an image as a query.

We had an exquisite selection of invited speakers:

¨ Paul Debevec, University of Southern California, USA

¨ Henrik Wann Jensen, University of California at San Diego, USA and Technical University of Denmark

¨ Jitendra Malik, University of California at Berkeley, USA

¨ Henrik I. Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

¨ Aapo Hyvärinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Their insightful lectures made the conference a success.

Conference ReportSCIA 2007

Text Box: 15th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis

10-13 June 2007
Aalborg, Denmark

Report prepared by Peter Johansen
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Proceedings of SCIA 2007

are available in

Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 4522



General Chair:

Peter Johansen